The last 7-10 days has been something to forget for the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Last weekend started on a great note with a 7-0 win over the visiting Saskatoon Blades, but since then, it doesn't seem like anything has gone right.
That weekend ended with losses on Saturday and Sunday night to Prince Albert and the Blades respectively.
After that, it was revealed that the Wheaties had suffered a few injuries.
David Toews, Michael Ferland and Jordan Fransoo were all going to be missing an extended period of time.
The team had a 5 day break to try and regroup, but then lost to Red Deer on Friday night at home. Not exactly the way you want to answer after a big break in the schedule.
Then last night, they lost again, this time to Tri City.
And that wasn't the only bad news for them last night. They could have flicked on the TV and watched there 19 year old forward Brayden Schenn playing for the Los Angeles Kings against the Vancouver Canucks. If they would've done that, they would've seen him stand out as the BEST King on the ice.
That's another dose of bad news for a team that is in a bit of a tail spin at the moment. Schenn is still eligible to return for the Kings this year as a 19 year old. But after a performance like that, I'm not so sure that's in the cards.
Sure, it was only one game. But the Kings weren't shy about using there young new toy. Schenn was on the first powerplay unit and surely wasn't going to let that opportunity go to waste. He was creating chances offensively. He was setting up shop around the crease. He was also making dynamic plays on the backcheck. The kid surely is the full package.
And, unfortunately for Brandon, the Kings new toy might be in LA to stay.